A town has a population of 5000 and grows at 2% every year. What will be the population after 5 years, to the nearest whole number?


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What you need is a calculator, a piece of paper and a pencil. First multiply 5000 times 1.02

Record that number. That is the balance after 1 year. That new number then needs to multiplied by 1.02 to give you the balance after 2 years. Keep doing this till you get to to five years. 

Btw round that 5th final number to the nearest whole number.

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